Post Sale Services
Our team of experienced staff will guide you through a simple and seamless buying experience, from payment to delivery of your purchases anywhere around the world.
Invoices and statements
Immediately following the sale, the Post Sale Service team will send you an Invoice and Shipping Quote based on your pre-sale preferences. The final amount due will include the hammer price, the buyer’s premium, and any local taxes. In certain locations, Sotheby’s may be required to collect a re-sale royalty (droit de suite), which goes to European Economic Area (EEA) living artists and artists’ estates where the EEA artist died in the last 70 years, each time one of their works is resold.
You can pay for your purchases at any time on the day of the auction by visiting our Post Sale Services desk or you can send payment to Sotheby’s by post or bank transfer. We accept cheques and cash (subject to certain restrictions and legal limits). In addition, certain credit cards are accepted at Sotheby’s locations - please contact these sale locations directly for specific information. Payment must be sent from the invoiced party and not from a third party.
Sotheby’s Post Sale Service teams can arrange expert delivery and convenient shipping of your property. We offer exceptional service and competitive rates whether shipping a diamond bracelet or a large piece of furniture. Fully knowledgeable on all international regulations, Sotheby's will compile a full range of services for you, including collection, packing and arranging for shipping and transit insurance worldwide. For sales in London and New York, simply provide us with your delivery address when you register for a sale. Following your purchase, we will send you a competitive and comprehensive shipping quote. For property purchased in all other salerooms, contact that office directly to arrange for the transport of your purchases.
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